An easy v-stitch crochet scarf with a fun heart fringe free crochet pattern. The Hearts Aflutter Scarf crochet pattern is a little bit of what we all need in our lives — happy, cheerful and fun! The scarf itself is made with a very simple v-stitch easy enough for the beginning crocheter. A v-stitch for St. Valentine’s Day seemed appropriate and I love how it turned out!
The v-stitch crochet scarf portion of this pattern is simple and easy so I wanted something unique and different to take it to the next level and I thought of doing a heart fringe. The hearts dangle off the ends of the scarf and really do flutter!
I have included video tutorials below for both the v-stitch and the heart fringe if you like a visual.
The yarn is one of my go-to favorites — Hobby Lobby’s I Love this Yarn! * This yarn is economical yet soft (even before washing!) and there are so many colors to choose from! However, any 4-weight yarn would be a good substitute in this pattern. In fact, gauge is really not important at all so if you only have sport weight or 3-weight yarn on hand — go for it! The scarf would just be a little smaller in size than mine. Use what you have in your stash no need to buy special yarn for this project! I made another scarf in Caron Cake’s Cherry Chip so the color changes are built in and it looks great but I am partial to the color changes in my final scarf.
Since I hate weaving in ends I carried the yarn up the ends of the scarf and then did a simple single crochet border around the edge of the scarf which hid the yarn carry….very few yarn ends!
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Hearts Aflutter Scarf – Easy V-Stitch Crochet Scarf Free Crochet Pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
RS right side
dc double crochet
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
Notes about pattern: Gauge is not important with this project
Approximate finished size: 9″ wide x 70″ long (not including heart fringe)
Special stitches: Heart st: [ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 chs, ch 1, now working on opposite side of chains, sk 1st ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, in next ch work (4 dc, ch 3, sl st in same st, ch 3, 4 dc), working on opposite side, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in ch at the base of the heart, sl st in next 2 chs, sc in same st at base of heart on edge of scarf]
Row 1 With Color A, ch 30. 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, sk next ch, *2 dc in next ch, sk next ch* repeat between * * across to last ch, dc in last ch. Turn (28)
Row 2 Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk next dc, 2 dc between skipped dc and next dc, *sk next 2 dc, 2 dc between skipped dc and next dc* repeat between * * to last 2 sts, sk next dc, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row. Change to Color B. Turn (28)
Row 3 With Color B Repeat Row 2
Row 4 – 122 Repeat Row 2 alternating 2 rows of each color A and B.
Without turning or fastening off, ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge of scarf with 3 sc in each corner. (RS)
With RS facing, attach yarn in bottom edge of scarf in the 1st st.
Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, heart st, *ch 2, sc in next st, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, sc in next st, ch 2, sc in next st, heart st* repeat between * * to last st, sc in last st. Fasten off.
Follow same instructions for opposite end of scarf.
Weave in ends.
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